Costs and payment

The total cost of a Calvin education includes direct costs (tuition and required fees) and indirect costs (books, personal expenses, transportation). While every student’s actual costs vary, the following figures should provide a helpful, general guideline.

The Freeze in ‘23

We’re freezing tuition for one year.

As part of our commitment to current and new students, we will not raise tuition for the 2023–2024 academic year.


How it works

  • The tuition freeze is available to all degree-seeking students in undergraduate and graduate programs
  • It’s available for up to 18 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition rate is frozen for fall of ‘23, spring of ‘24, and summer of ‘24
  • Current Calvin students and families will see the correct tuition cost listed within their itemized financial aid package in May or June.

Are you considering Calvin?

If you’re already admitted to Calvin, you will see the correct tuition cost listed in your full, itemized financial aid package. We begin mailing these in February 2023.

If you haven’t applied yet: the tuition freeze is just one of many ways Calvin lowers costs. We award students over $79 million per year through scholarships, grants, loans, and work study.

We would love to give you a personal estimate of how much you could save: visit us.

Costs (2023–2024)

  • Tuition $38,370
  • Wellness fee $300
  • Room $5,150
  • Board (19 meal plan included) $6,800
  • Books and supplies* *$1,300
  • Personal living expenses* *$1,500
  • Transportation* *$1,000–$1,500

*Estimated costs. For more information, visit Financial Services »

Financial Aid

  • 100% of Calvin University students receive financial aid

  • $79 million awarded to students yearly in scholarships, grants, loans, and work study

  • Over 1,000 on-campus student jobs

  • Learn other ways Calvin helps you can cut the price tag »

Please note that students are required to live in residence halls on campus or at home for the first two years following high school. Alternative housing options are available for students who have been out of high school for two or more years. Explore housing options on Calvin's Residence Life website.

Billing and Payments

Pay your Calvin expenses and explore Payment Plan options at Financial Services »